We are preparing here in WI for a big winter storm! Light snow now with a winter storm warning by noon today - very heavy snow/winds by tonight and into tomorrrow. First the forecast was for 5" of snow, then 8" and now up to 12-15" in places! I hope those places are not here! I need to try to reschedule appointments for today and cancel one on Wednesday - and prepare for many trips outside for lots of snow removal from my car!
But today I also have Part II of the Origami Wreath Turtorial for you. I hope you enjoy! :<)
To begin to make the origami wreath, you will start where I left off yesterday. The measuring sheet has been made and now you begin to use it to measure the first two folds of each of the 12 squares that will become the 12 individual interlocking pieces that are needed to make the origami wreath. You can use any size square that you like to make your wreath, I used 6" squares to make my small wreaths and 12" squares for the large wreaths.
To start, place the left edge of the first square under the end fold of the measuring sheet - with the side you want to show facing down (it's a stripe pattern on the other side).
Put aside the measuring sheet until you start to fold the next square. This sheet will be used to measure the first two folds of each piece.
Open the square again and you should now have two folds running side by side down the center of the square with a space in between.
If you were to bend the two sides - one either side of the two folds - towards each other, with the side you want to show on the outside, it would look like this from the end.
Open the square with the side you want to show face down and fold each of the top corners forward and down to meet (along the length) of the center fold line that is nearest that corner. The folded corners will now be the side of the paper you want to show. The width between the two center folds will remain an open space between the two folded corners.
Fold the edge of the square up to meet the bottom edge of the two corners.
Now fold the bottom edge up once again to meet the bottom edge of the two corners - creating a double fold that runs along the bottom of the square.
Without moving your square, open this double fold and place it up and over the two corners. The side of the paper you want to show (the stripe) will still be on the top.
I have made a third folded piece to illustrate how the continuation of interlocked pieces begins to form your wreath.